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Why Should I See a Periodontist?
A periodontist is one of the least understood of the dental fields. A periodontist deals in gum diseases while working to give patients healthier mouths. When your gums aren’t in optimal condition you want to be in the hands of a periodontist. Of course, gums aren’t the only focus for periodontists. These professionals also work on other parts of the mouth. Parts of the mouth you may not think about often in terms of dental health. An example of this would be the part of the jawbone that supports your teeth, the alveolar process. If there are any issues with this part of the jaw it can lead to tooth loss. When your alveolar process deteriorates or breaks, you need a periodontist to reset it and secure your teeth.
When to see a periodontist
You could have an incredible smile but believe it or not that smile is more than just those pearly whites. Gum health is also vitaly important to maintaining good oral health. When something is wrong our body gives us signs so that it can be treated. The same thing happens in dental and gum health. Early warning signs of periodontal disease should not be ignored. You may ask then “When is it time for me to see a Periodontist?” Your Westchester periodontist office has some information on this for you to consider and signs that you should not ignore:
You have noticed a change in your bite. If your teeth feel different while you are brushing, chewing or talking it’s time for you to see a periodontist. Different bite patterns can point toward specific issues that can cause long-term problems without proper treatment. A periodontist can determine why you are having these changes to your bit and suggest appropriate treatment options that can help solve the problem.
You have red, swollen or bleeding gums. This is one of the more obvious signs that you should visit a periodontist. Be sure to watch closely to see if your gums bleed when you floss or brush. If they do, seek help from a qualified periodontist. If you can catch minor issues when they start they won’t turn into bigger, painful and more expensive problems later on.
Your teeth feel loose. If you have noticed that your teeth have felt a little loose, you should probably visit a periodontist. Even if you think it’s all in your head, it’s a good idea to schedule an exam. It could be early signs of serious gum disease and jaw bone damage.
Your gums are receding. As we age gums naturally recede however it shouldn’t be very noticeable. If gum recession starts to become noticeable and your teeth actually look longer when you look in the mirror, this could be a sign of advanced gum recession that comes from periodontal disease. Book an appointment with our office today to see if gum disease treatment in Westchester is an option to help with your gum recession.
You have pain and discomfort. Oral pain can usually be traced to a specific tooth. If you notice discomfort inside, around or underneath your gums, this could be a sign of a serious issues. It’s important to stay on top of the pain and schedule an appointment to see what the steps are to fixing the problem.
Periodontists in Westchester
Our team of periodontists take pride in the work that they do and want to find a solution to the oral and gum issues that you have.
Because periodontist specialize in the placement of dental implants and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease they are the best choice when it comes to dental and gum health. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale Dr. Loshak and Celenza are the some of the best periodontists around. Dr. Loshak values the importance of quality dentistry and personalized care and understand each individual is different and deserves the treatment that comes from a periodontist who is highly skilled and trained. Dr. Celenza knows how to help patients with complex dental problems and is highly certified in dealing with periodontal problems and will help to decide the best treatment plan for you.
Some of the services we offer include:
Gum disease causes and treatment- More people suffer from gum disease than you might think. It is not something to be ignored and needs to be addressed and treated. We will help to come up with a treatment plan for you that will put your mind at ease.
Debridement- Debridement involves removing calculus deposits from above and below the gumline. Doctors use a special cleaner to remove the deposits without damaging the gums or enamel.
Gum and soft tissues grafts- Gum and soft tissues grafts are used as a gum recession treatment in Westchester. Exposed teeth can be extra sensitive and can be easily damaged and a gum graft can help with this.
Scaling and root planing- This procedure involves removing calculus deposits from above and below gumline but is different from debridement in that those who need scaling and root planing have more advanced gum disease. The scaling process removes tartar and the planning process smoothes the surface of the teeth to help prevent further calculus buildup.
Tooth extractions- Tooth extractions are avoided when possible but sometimes is the only option for certain dental situations such as: severe tooth decay, to insert dentures or dental implants, wisdom teeth removal or advanced gum disease.
Placing dental implants- Dental implants are needed when teeth have been lost or extracted. They offer a few more conveniences than dentures and are anchored into your natural bone so they stay in place firmly. Our periodontists focus on proper placement and maintenance of dental implants in Westchester and will help decide if this is the right choice for you.
While gum disease is highly treatable in the early stages, it can also contribute to significant health issues such as diabetes and heart disease if left untreated. Our team of periodontists take pride in the work that they do and want to find a solution to the oral and gum issues that you have. Now that you know what a periodontist does and why they are so important don’t hesitate to call our office today for an evaluation.